We Are Lady Parts renewed for Season 2
James R | On 23, Nov 2021
Channel 4 has renewed We Are Lady Parts for a second season.
The series, from Nida Manzoor (Doctor Who, Enterprice, Hounslow Diaries), charts the highs and lows of the band, named Lady Parts, as seen through the eyes of Amina Hussain (played by Anjana Vasan) – a geeky microbiology PhD student, on the lookout for love. Amina is recruited to be the bands’ unlikely lead guitarist. Lady Parts’ fierce and enigmatic frontwoman Saira (Sarah Kameela Impey) sees something in Amina and uses her desperation to find a husband as leverage, offering to set her up with potential matches if she agreed to join the band. Amina soon gets swept up in their joyful, anarchic energy and punk spirit. But she’s caught between two different worlds – her more strait-laced uni friends and the band, who urge her to find her voice.
The comedy debuted in May this year, before going on to win the 2021 Edinburgh TV Award for Best Comedy Series. Nida Manzoor was recently announced as the recipient of the 2021 Rose d’Or Emerging Talent Award, with the show also receiving a nomination for the Rose d’Or Comedy Drama & Sitcom award.
“This funny, smart, surprising comedy is an uproarious delight,” we wrote in our review.
After Season 1’s uplifting conclusion, Channel 4 has greenlit a second run, which has also been picked up by NBC’s Peacock in the USA.
Fiona McDermott, Head of Comedy at Channel 4, says: “We Are Lady Parts is the rallying cry from a fearlessly funny, contemporary and dial-shifting comedy that felt uniquely Channel 4 at its heart. The show deftly took big ideas around identity, representation, gender and creativity and wrapped them up in a truly original and hilarious show full of love, romance and sisterly power. From one of the most inventive and ambitious writer-directors around, we’re so delighted to be working with Nida, the exceptional cast and team at Working Title Television, NBCUniversal International Studios and our brilliant partners at Peacock to bring this back again.”
Manzoor adds: “I feel so incredibly lucky and excited to have the opportunity to make a second series of We Are Lady Parts. I can’t wait to delve back into the world of the band and go deeper into their lives. Expect more high jinks, more music, and more flights of fancy. SPARTA!”